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17 things you didn’t know about me

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Welcome to my blog! I have been meaning to write my blog for quite a while now but I’ve never had a courage to start. It can’t be that hard, right? I would like to write about everything and anything including jewelry of course. This is my first post so I figured no better way for me to introduce myself and share few facts about me with you. Please feel free to comment, like or dislike, share, connect and spread the word. I hope you enjoy it!

  1. I am 100% polish, I was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. I came to U.S. when I was 25. English is my second language so you will see many grammar mistakes in this blog. I apologize for it in advance. I would love you to correct me! Please do! I would love to improve my English.
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Beautiful Old Town in Warsaw, Poland

 

2. My real name is MALGORZATA which is Margaret in english. Gosia is my nick name. You pronounce Gosia something similar like Gosha with softer “sha” almost like when you say “GO SHOpping” (minus “pping” part). Nick names for Malgorzata are also; Malgorzatka, Goska, Gonia, Gosienka, Gosiunia, Malgosia, Malgoska, Malgonia, Malgos. I may be missing some but let’s stick with Gosia 🙂 

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3. I used to be a flight attendant and I loved it except for the runs in my pantyhose..

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Me and the Jabo Jet

 

4. I am obsessed with tiny things. Anything miniature – send it my way!

tiny knife

mini apple

tiny bowls

Teeny tiny wooden bowls made by Rosato Woodturning

 

5. My favorite and lucky number is 7. I was born in 77, I was 37 last year, my sister is 7 (plus 1) years younger than me. Number 7 follows me everywhere, I mean literally – my shoe size is 7 too!

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6. I’ve always had love for jewelry. My first ever jewelry project was resizing one of my favorite sterling silver rings. I was 13 at that time and my ring was too big for me so I used nail polish to fix it. I kept painting layers of pink nail polish onto the inside of the ring. I even did some “engraving” of my initials “MN”.  I think I used one of my dad’s point tools. It’s not perfect but hey, I was onto something right?

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ring front

initials

 

7. I ‘ve never tried a corn dog

corn-dog

 

8. I am not a fan of running but I love biking and walking, hiking in particular

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Gorham Mountain Trail, Acadia National Park, Maine

 

9. I am a huge dog lover but there is something about goats and rabbits I can’t resist

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rubbits

me and rabbit

 

10. I was a raw vegan for a week

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11. I’ve never broken a bone or been a patient in hospital (I’m hoping I haven’t just jinxed it)

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bike

 

12. My favorite album of all is LEGEND by Bob Marley & the Wailers

 

13. I can do front split but only with my right leg

split

 

14. I’m slightly obsessed with nail polish. Ask me of any color you need. Yep! I got it! 🙂

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15. I can drive a stick shift. Well, at least I hope I still remember… for the past 4 years I have been enjoying an automatic transmission

Drive-a-Stick

 

16. I learned how to ski when I was 5. I think I was better then than I am now… something to work on this winter 🙂

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Me downhill skiing in Bukowina, Poland

 

17. My last one is the most tasty; My absolute favorite food is SUSHI

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The best sushi I’ve had from Old Town Farm Inn in Chester, Vermont. If you are visiting the Green Mountain state and if you love sushi you must stop there!

 

17 a.  I’m sorry, I’ve lied.. there is more than 17 but I have to stick with the title of this blog post and with my lucky number 7 🙂  Ever since I discovered in 1994 VCR tape with Cindy Crawford’s workout I have been hooked on fitness. In 1999 I received my aerobic fitness instructor certification. I don’t think fitness trainer was my calling (hey! never say never!) but I do like working out. We all know health benefits of regular exercising but working out also helps me getting to know myself better. It teaches me about motivation, discipline and perseverance which helps succeeding in other areas of life. 

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Cindy

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Me at Athletx doing TRX class

 

17 b. The last one, I promise! I LOVE music especially live concerts and I love to dance

 

You made it till the end 🙂 I have a surprise for you! Here is a special discount code so you can buy some early Christmas gifts. Perhaps initial necklace for your girlfriend or sister? You will get 20% of your purchase. Type “firstblogpostGMJ” at the checkout 🙂 (coupon expires Nov 26th)

 

two tone initial necklace

Petite two tone  initial necklace available also in 14k solid gold

I hope you enjoyed this read! Please feel free to post a comment below, share with friends and subscribe.

Till next post!

I love supporting local business, here are few mentioned in this post: Rosato Woodturning– beautiful wooden bowls handmade in Vermont, ATHLETX fitness studio in Burlington – Vermont’s first Indoor Rowing Studio , The Old Town Farm Inn – A Bed and Breakfast Inn in Chester, Vermont serving the best Japanese cuisine

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23 Responses to 17 things you didn’t know about me

  1. Ola November 3, 2015 at 11:06 am #

    I love no. 3!!!

    • Gosia November 4, 2015 at 8:22 pm #

      thank you Ola!!

    • Arsi September 6, 2017 at 2:31 pm #

      Interesting fact about you, Gosia! How lovely!

      • Gosia September 7, 2017 at 8:31 am #

        Thank you Arsi 🙂

  2. Joasia November 3, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    I didn’t know you like corn dogs! Great post Gosia!

    • Gosia November 4, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

      Thank you Joasia!! I don’t know if I like corn dogs, I have never tried one 🙂

  3. Margaret November 3, 2015 at 12:45 pm #

    It’s no surprise your jewelry is so beautiful…..I loved reading your first blog! Pics are awesomw!

    • Gosia November 4, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

      Double thank you Margaret!!

  4. Kim stirrat November 3, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

    Very nice getting to know you!!!

    • Gosia November 4, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

      Thank you Kim!!

  5. Stacie November 3, 2015 at 12:48 pm #

    Love it!!!

    • Gosia November 4, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

      Thank you Stacie!!!

  6. Sarah November 3, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    Great stuff Gosia!

    • Gosia November 4, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

      Thank you Sarah!!!

  7. Dani November 3, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

    Love you Goshi!!! You make me smile 🙂

    • Gosia November 4, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

      Love you too Dani!! Miss your laugh!!

  8. Florence November 4, 2015 at 1:05 pm #

    Your creativity is amazing and I loved all the photos!

    • Gosia November 4, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

      Thank you so much Florence!! 🙂

  9. Kelley November 5, 2015 at 5:11 am #

    I’m hooked, Gosia! Thank you for sharing yourself with us and keep them coming!

    • Gosia November 5, 2015 at 10:58 am #

      Thank you Kelley! Stay tunes for more 🙂

  10. Dado November 12, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

    Very interesting and unique!

  11. Lina December 22, 2016 at 10:07 am #

    I’m so glad I discovered you, you sweet Polish girl! xoxo One of my friends ordered a necklace from you and I loved it so much, I had to order one for myself, with the initials of my husband and my two boys. I just placed that order and can’t wait to get it!

    • Gosia December 22, 2016 at 11:20 am #

      Lina! So great to hear that!! Than you so much for your kindest words. I will be making your necklace today. I hope you will love it!!

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